“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:”
King James Version (KJV)
24:14 After the way which they call heresy - This appellation St. Paul corrects. Not that it was then an odious word; but it was not honourable enough. A party or sect (so that word signifies) is formed by men. This way was prescribed by God. The apostle had now said what was sufficient for his defence; but having a fair occasion, he makes an ingenuous confession of his faith in this verse, his hope in the next, his love in the 17th. #Acts 24:14|,15,17 So worship I the God of my fathers - This was a very proper plea before a Roman magistrate; as it proved that he was under the protection of the Roman laws, since the Jews were so: whereas had he introduced the worship of new gods he would have forfeited that protection. Believing all things which are written - Concerning the Messiah.
Ac 24:14 But this I confess. Ac 24:14-16 are in answer to the second charge, that he is "a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Ac 24:5). He confesses that he worships God "after that Way they call a sect" (Revised Version). Yet he is a true Jew, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets. In becoming a Christian, he had not, therefore, as they asserted, apostatized from the faith of his fathers.